Motor Vehicle Accidents
Injury Attorneys Dedicated to Assisting Residents of Boston
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in Massachusetts and across the United States. Even if you exercise the utmost caution and drive responsibly, you are still at risk for being struck by a negligent driver. At Lowney Law, LLC, our personal injury lawyers have guided many Boston residents through motor vehicle accident cases and have the experience you need to put a persuasive case forward. We understand that these collisions can result in a traumatic time for a victim and his or her family, and we recognize the importance of treating you with compassion during this process.
Hold a Negligent Driver Liable for Damages
In a motor vehicle accident claim, an injured person generally must establish the basic elements of negligence. This cause of action requires the victim to first demonstrate that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care. Any person who operates a motor vehicle owes other drivers and pedestrians a duty of care, which requires each motorist to use as many precautions as an ordinary, prudent person would use in a similar situation. Common breaches of the standard of care that may arise in motor vehicle accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, running a red light, and excessive speeding.
The victim must next establish that the defendant’s failure to exercise the proper level of care while operating the vehicle was the cause of his or her injuries. In other words, it is essential to prove that he or she would not have been hurt but for the defendant’s breach of duty. The last element consists of identifying the actual damages that were incurred. It is crucial to seek medical attention immediately following a motor vehicle accident to determine the nature and extent of your injuries. In Massachusetts, victims have just three years to assert their rights, or their right to compensation is usually barred.
Once a victim establishes these elements, he or she is typically entitled to recover damages. The categories of compensation to which you may be entitled often include medical expenses, physical therapy, loss of earning capacity, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
The severity and type of injuries that can result from a motor vehicle accident depend on many different factors, including the kind of impact, the make and model of the vehicles involved, and the nature of the negligent driver’s breach. For example, motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents often lead to severe and catastrophic injuries for these vulnerable individuals. Since motorcycles and bicycles are much smaller than average vehicles, they are frequently overlooked by distracted drivers, or are hit in side-on collisions by motorists who fail to yield the right of way properly. Truck accidents also tend to involve serious injuries due to the sheer size of these vehicles. No matter the extent of your injuries, Lowney Law, LLC is prepared to help you pursue the compensation that you may be owed.
Protect Your Rights after a Car Crash by Enlisting a Boston Lawyer
Motor vehicle accidents in the Boston area can cause devastating and lasting harm. The skilled car crash attorneys at Lowney Law, LLC are prepared to evaluate your personal injury claim and to help you determine whether you may be entitled to compensation. If you or someone you love has been hurt as the result of a negligent driver, call Lowney Law, LLC at 617-364-8000 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation. We represent accident victims throughout all of Massachusetts, including Suffolk County, Boston, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and West Roxbury, among other areas.